A Message from the Arts Council of Placer County

The Arts Council of Placer County believes it is our responsibility as a community arts institution to support humanitarian causes and bring attention to social injustices that have been long overlooked in this country. From the beginning, the arts have been an avenue used to express, support, and document history and culture.

The Arts Council of Placer County joins our arts partners in the state and around the nation to speak out about racism and social injustice, to initiate conversations and share experiences. To support the Black Lives Matter movement and to help fight systemic racism in our country and community, we will share resources to help guide an understanding, and spark a conversation that will uplift our community. We are committed to reevaluating our role in utilizing our resources to support marginalized and underrepresented members of Placer County. We welcome an open dialogue with our fellow arts organizations and community members in hopes that through shared knowledge and experiences we can evolve and better serve our community.

ACPC Board of Trustees and Staff

Karen Killebrew, Chair
Barbara Burge, Vice Chair
Carol Kittredge-Pepper, Treasurer
Twiana Armstrong-Bryant, Secretary
Janet Nicholson, Member
Julie Gilmore, Member
Elizabeth Dolbec-Oliveras, Member 
Jim Crosthwaite, Executive Director

We would also like to include this statement forwarded from the Board and Staff of Californians for the Arts Board

Our hearts ache. Words do not suffice.

There is no more important truth today that must be vocalized – Black Lives Matter. Neither this truth, nor this fight, are new. We stand in solidarity and in action with the communities and people of color affected by 400 years of racism, colonization and the genocide of indigenous peoples. The work is urgent – we must rebuild our country so black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities can live safely and thrive.

As a statewide advocacy organization, Californians for the Arts will address the inequities that have led to this chronic state of fear, hate and oppression. We will work to ensure that resources are directed to actions that undo years of economic, social, and cultural disparity in our state and in our country.

Our advocacy work is structured around two primary concepts.

  • Arts and culture practices are among the most impactful ways to effect social change, explore racial and ethnic representations, reflect a community’s history and identity, and provide an opportunity to engage diverse audiences in transformational learning.


  • Government must address systemic racism with improved systems, practices and new laws developed for racial equity across education, criminal justice, jobs, housing, public infrastructure and health — regardless of region.

We will continue to develop ways to use our voice, platform and resources to fight injustice.


Californians for the Arts – Anti-Racism Resource Page


The Arts Council of Placer County’s Board of Trustees and staff will soon be unveiling a plan of additional support and grants opportunities for artists and arts organizations affected by COVID-19. 
Funding from Placer County, the California Arts Council, fundraising efforts, and individual contributions will be utilized in this support effort.
Look for announcements and application details later in June.

The Arts Council of Placer County is here to help however we can during this worldwide pandemic.  Below you will see links to three pages we think you will like.  There is an online local arts auction where you can purchase original pieces by Placer County Artists and raise money for ALL the arts, a page that lists online arts activities for your time at home, and a YouTube channel that features all original local arts-related videos created by YOU!  You are welcome to give us content for these pages, instructions are below each link.  Have fun, stay healthy and WASH YOUR HANDS

Online Arts Activities
If you have submittals, send to:

Local arts related videos
If you have submittals, send to:

The 2020/21 Placer County annual Arts Guide, published by the Arts Council of Placer County, will be entering it’s 2nd year covering ALL the Arts of Placer County and will be available at a later date. Act now if you wish to be part of the content of this wonderful magazine. The current 2019/20 Placer County annual Arts Guide will continue to be distributed through June of 2020 and features local artists, art projects, art destinations, and events that make our county an amazing art destination. 20,000 copies have been distributed throughout the County and the same number will be distributed in 2020/21. This publication will also include the Tour Guide for the Annual Placer Artists Studios Tour, which takes place in November.

Sponsors and partners also have an opportunity to advertise in the 2020/21 Placer County annual Arts Guide as part of their partnership.  See below

Click the button below to learn more about the Placer County Arts Guide such as where you can pick up your copy, and also view the online version!

News & Events

Placer Artists Gallery at Hacker Lab

Our Artists Gallery is now filled year-round with exciting new art shows with talented artists from the Placer County community. Please stop by and see our great selection of artists and their works in the current show, which is listed here!

along with featured pieces from the local Hacker Lab Makers! All works are for sale.


Open: Monday  – Friday
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM
Location: Arts Council of Placer County
Executive Office at Hacker Lab
4415 Granite Dr, Suite 200
Rocklin, CA 95677

VIP Sponsors

Special thanks to our dedicated sponsors who committed to supporting the local art community for 2019!  

Fawnridge Logo
style magazine - logo
Hacker Lab Logo

Community Calendar

smartphone photography 101

July 29 @ 8:30 am

Smart Phone-Photography 101! with professional photographer, Martin Gollery-8:00 a.m.-11:00, July 29th 2020 $57This class will be held outside at Commons Beach in Tahoe City. Yes, you can get better exposures […]

View More


July 31 @ 8:00 am

Join Aaron Schuerr the weekend of July 31- Aug 2 2020 for a 3-day, plein air, pastel and oil workshop

View More


July 31 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
380 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145 United States

Join Aaron Schuerr the weekend of July 31- Aug 2 2020 for a 3-day, plein air, pastel and oil workshop https://www.northtahoearts.com/multi-day-workshop

View More

3-Day Plein Air Workshop

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
380 N Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA 96145 United States

Get ready to explore beautiful Lake Tahoe with award winning artist Aaron Schuerr. July 31st-Aug 2nd 2020 $425 for a 3-day workshop through demonstrations, group discussions, composition walks, painting exercises, […]

View More

3-Day Plein Air Workshop

July 31 @ 9:00 am

Get ready to explore beautiful Lake Tahoewith award winning artist Aaron Schuerr. July 31st-Aug 2nd 2020 $425 for a 3-day workshop

View More

Rocklin Fine Arts RFA 13th Annual Member Show and Sale

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2650 Sunset Blvd
Rocklin, CA 95677 United States

The Rocklin Fine Arts Member Show and Sale is open to members of Rocklin Fine Arts. Artists may enter up to two pieces in the show, and there is no […]

View More

Connect for news and events!

Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media to receive the best and most up to date news and events right away!